Intellectual growth

book discussion group

Lively discussions of both fiction and non-fiction books are scheduled about every six weeks. It’s BYOB … bring your own bagel or whatever … coffee provided. Our group meets at a member's home usually. Check the website on Sunday email in case of changes.


Sunday at 10:15 am


Anyone interested is invited    


Contact: Diana Richter for venue


women's group

Our wonderful group of members meets periodically for a potluck brunch at a member’s home. Highlighting our meetings are presenters from our congregation, speaking on topics ranging from “Understanding Family Problems" to swapping Passover recipes. This group provides an opportunity for learning, and meeting interesting women, willing to share their life experience with the group. We look forward to having you join us. 


We have a new women's group organizing committee: Barbara Janoff, Barbara Rubin and Sharon Schafler

Contact:  Barbara Janoff

Check this page later for the next fascinating gathering.....

Sunday morning study group
or Wednesday Nosh & Drosh...
Take your pick ~ or do both!
Click the red button for more info.

     Rabbi Barbara Cohen will lead study groups on selected dates.



      For Sundays, there will be bagels and coffee so  Firm RSVP by Thursday before is needed for planning.

             RSVP or questions:  Barbara Cohen


Movies at CAS
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to see what movies are coming up !
Thursday Evening Lecture Series

Watch for more evening lectures this winter.


Within our own congregation and our local community, there are many people with interesting experiences, talents and education.  We invite them to share their knowledge and abilities with us so that we might learn something new from them.  These have included lectures on the writings of Sholom Aleichem, Philip Roth and Franz Kafka, an overview of Islam and an overview of Jewish Humor, an Oscar-nominated director to name just a few. 


Contact:  Sandra Flannery

The mission of Congregation Ahavath Sholom is to support a participatory, egalitarian, and inclusive Reconstructionist Jewish community. While recognizing the dynamic and evolving nature of Judaism in modern life, we engage with our traditions to inspire our ethical and spiritual growth. We encourage study, prayer, and celebration, education of children, and acts of caring and social justice.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom    15 North Street     PO Box 464


Great Barrington, MA 01230